Republic of China (Taiwan) donates toward Chronic Renal Failure Project in Belize Print E-mail
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Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:00

On Monday, August 14, 2017, the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) announced the first disbursement of US$ 221,850 to Hon. Pablo Marin, Minister of Health, for the Capacity Building Project for the Prevention and Control of Chronic Renal Failure in Belize at the Corozal Community Hospital. There, the donation was made by H.E. Ambassador Charles Liu, on behalf of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

The project, implemented on February 10, 2016, has seen the training of 51 medical officers, 7 dialysis nurses, and 79 community health workers. They were trained by 4 Seed instructors in 2016. The dialysis nurses have each also all been certified as “Registered Dialysis Nurse” by the Nurse and Midwives Council of Belize.

The first disbursement of US$ 221,850 covers community survey expenses as well as operating expenses. The national survey, which is currently being implemented, exists to identify the risk factors pertaining to chronic kidney disease.

The Far Eastern Memorial Hospital from Taiwan is the partner who is dispatching the Nephrologists and Dialysis Nurses to Belize to carry out the clinical training in Belize. The hospital, in an effort to deepen the Taiwanese-Belizean relationship, has donated medical supplies to the Corozal Community Hospital.

The facilitation of the mutual cooperation in health fields and enhancing the welfare of the people between Belize and Taiwan will always be the priority concerns for both countries. Through the numerous training and exchanges of this project, both parties firmly believe that the prevention and control system on Chronic Renal Failure in Belize will be well developed and reinforced.